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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: May 5, 2009 10:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inspiration...recording stories?

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Legendary folk singer, banjo player, storyteller, and political and environmental activist Pete Seeger turned 90 on Sunday. More than 18,000 people packed New York’s Madison Square Garden Sunday to celebrate the man, the music and the movement. The all-star lineup included Bruce Springsteen, Joan Baez, Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello, Ani DiFranco, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Billy Bragg, Ruby Dee, Steve Earle, Arlo Guthrie, Guy Davis, Dar Williams, Michael Franti, Bela Fleck, Tim Robbins, Dave Matthews, Rufus Wainwright, John Mellencamp, Ben Harper, and Ritchie Havens.

Sharing thoughts regarding Pete's historic, blissful and momentous contribution to mankind and mother Earth is the inspiration that comes to mind. At times like this I really, really, really miss John Lennon. I hope this helps. I try to Imagine...

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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: May 6, 2009 6:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inspiration...recording stories?

Thank you for this d-h_M...he deserves a thread to himself...

This was news to me...
"And the song of the Mexican War, “Green grow the lilacs all sparkling with dew.” A love song. That’s why Yankees are called “gringos” in Mexico, from that song."

and I thought this was cool too...
"I honestly believe that the future is going to be millions of little things saving us. I imagine a big seesaw, and at one end of this seesaw is on the ground with a basket half-full of big rocks in it. The other end of the seesaw is up in the air. It’s got a basket one-quarter full of sand. And some of us got teaspoons, and we’re trying to fill up sand. A lot of people are laughing at us, and they say, “Ah, people like you have been trying to do that for thousands of years, and it’s leaking out as fast as you’re putting it in.” But we’re saying, “We’re getting more people with teaspoons all the time.” And we think, “One of these years, you’ll see that whole seesaw go zooop in the other direction.” And people will say, “Gee, how did it happen so suddenly?” Us and all our little teaspoons. Now granted, we’ve got to keep putting it in, because if we don’t keep putting teaspoons in, it will leak out, and the rocks will go back again. Who knows?"

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Poster: cush212 Date: May 5, 2009 4:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inspiration...recording stories?

I heard somewhere that Pete did a 3 1/2 hour concert on his last birthday...

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Poster: stilldead77 Date: May 5, 2009 4:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inspiration...recording stories?

Thanks Monte!!!